The Ogun State Police Command has uncovered a brand new tactic employed by kidnappers in finishing up their nefarious actions in some components of the state.
This was made identified by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state command’s spokesman.
The command stated kidnappers now place their operational automobile by the highway aspect, pretending to be out for industrial companies, with about 4 members of the gang posing as passengers within the automobile.
Oyeyemi said that the abductors will then begin shifting spherical, searching for their focused sufferer, supposedly to finish the fifth passenger within the automobile.
“As soon as the sufferer enters the automobile, they’ll drive right into a hideout and begin demanding for ransom,” he defined.
In view of this new improvement, the command has appealed to members of the general public to be extra-vigilant, and be aware of the kind of automobile they take, most particularly whereas on an inter-state journey.
As a substitute of boarding autos by the highway aspect, Oyeyemi suggested going to designated motor parks at any time when travelling to keep away from falling into the palms of kidnappers.
“The Command additionally desires to make use of this medium to advise college students of tertiary intuitions, particularly off-campus college students, to be extra safety aware.
“They need to be cautious of the place they go to, the time they do the go to and after they return to their hostels or residences, and shouldn’t preserve later hours.
“They need to additionally guarantee they’ve phone numbers of the Space Commanders and DPOs overlaying their areas for fast name at any time when beneath misery, and shouldn’t hesitate to report any suspicious motion, whether or not on foot or in automobile, to the police. As well as, police management room’s numbers that may be contacted in time of misery are: 08081770416, 08081770419, 08066611771.
“With the prevailing scenario within the nation, it’s crucial for one and all to not go away the safety of their houses and individuals to solely the police and different safety companies. It’s due to this fact re-emphasized that safety is everybody’s enterprise,” it was suggested.